Buying the right shoe makes all the difference in making it through the day pain-free. Buteven the best fits sometimes pinch or rub, making each step a wince-inducing experience. Enter Band-Aid’s friction stick, a purse-friendly solution for preventing the dreaded blister. Like the brand’s entire arsenal devoted to rescuing feet from footwear woes (we swear by their silicone blister-healing cushions too), the true genius of the product is that it actually works.
From the stripped-down blues of the Black Keys and Gary Clark Jr. to a more abstract desire to give the Southern Gothic era a modern twist, inspiration for our Fall 2013 collection takes form in the sensuous colors of the past in sharp, clean cuts.
After visiting an organic farm in California recently, we saw how the monk-like patience and work ethic of farming has a lot in common with the way we make Habitual jeans. Few others put as much attention to detail into such everyday things, which is why we became fast fans of Modern Farmer. The quarterly magazine, devoted to people who “care about where their food comes from,” also publishes a website (recently devoting an entire week to goats) where you can find the Bill Clinton interview from their last issue and many other great reads.
Image of Martha Graham via Vanity Fair
We’ve spent the last few days showing our upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 line at the Coterie fashion exhibition in the gorgeous I.M. Pei-designed Javits building. The “space frame” windows cast a beautiful NYC light on some favorites of the collection, a trio in our coated white denim. Using a secret wash formula to produce, these pieces lend a clean and sharp look to any wardrobe that you simply can’t get anywhere else!
Now that we’ve had a chance to sleep, eat and return to semi-normalcy, we pulled together some of the domestically made stand-outs of the recent NYC fashion week. From Brooklyn events that bucked all expectations to wooden sunnies, the inspiration flowed almost as much as the drinks!
1.) With what was possibly the most-photographed cake of the week, Rachel Comey hosted an intimate dinner in artist Dustin Yellin’s cavernous Red Hook studio to show her Spring/Summer 2014 collection. An audience studded with celebrities such as Maggie Gyllenhaal and Parker Posey saw looks that included parachute dresses and other “cool art teacher” mainstays of the label, but we’re swooning over the daring femininity of this lace sheath in an orangey red hue. (Image via Style Bubble)
3.) The classic prep of Walk-Over’s American-made shoes, appearing on three different men’s runways this season, led us to check out their full line. We were happy to learn the brand (which boasts over 250-years of shoemaking heritage) also offers women’s styles, like this timeless and elegant white buck with a red brick sole.
We can’t get enough of Neko Case’s new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, especially this track, “Night Still Comes.”
Anytime is the right time for one of these treats…visit the patisserie Lette’s site to find locations throughout California and to purchase online!
Giving shoppers their pick of heel height and colors/materials, the Made-to-Order Blahnik Boutique on Neiman Marcus’s site allows you to create a dream version of Manolo Blahnik’s BB (named for Bridgette Bardot). There are oh-so-many reasons to be excited about this service:
1) Always one of our favorite shoe designers, we’re not alone when we say it feels like wearing custom made since they are so comfortable on our feet—and now this?
2) We use the classic BB style in our photo shoots, thanks to how perfectly the pointy-toed stilettos pair with jeans.
3) You can get the look all in one place—check out our Fall styles on Neiman Marcus!